Celebrating Ohio Archives Month – Speaker Series coming in October 2017

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Noted Book and Paper Conservator to Speak April 4th

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Celebrating Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, Dr. Zeb Baker, author and Senior Associate Director of the University Honor Program will present Miami University and the Politics of Athletic Non-discrimination.  Thursday, February 9, 2017,  King Library 320 at 7:00 pm.
In March 1947, Miami’s student body voted into place a non-discrimination policy in athletics, which prevented scheduling opponents that practiced segregation. The policy was the first of its kind in the Midwest and its stresses and strains played a defining role in Miami race relations for decades.
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Richey is Back!

Davis pledge at Fort Monroe 05251866After some technical difficulties, we are pleased to finally announce the re-launch of our Samuel W. Richey Collection of the Southern Confederacy digital collection!.

This collection includes over 700 pieces of correspondence relating to Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, and Confederate generals, including G.T. Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, Samuel Cooper, Joseph E. Johnson, Robert E. Lee, James A. Seddon, E. Kirby Smith, Richard Taylor, and William H. Thomas, among other noted figures of the Civil War and the mid- to late-19th century. Correspondence of Varina Davis, Mary Randolph Custis Lee, and Mary Custis Lee, together with some photographs and other pieces of ephemera, can also be found in the collection.

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Celebrating American Archives Month

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Special Collections and University Archives are celebrating American Archives Month with a brown-bag speaker series!

We invite students, faculty, staff and community members to join us for a series of brown-bag lunches in recognition of American Archives Month.

The event, which puts an historical spin on timely topics including politics, science and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service,.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm  (King Rm. 320)

1920: The Last of the Ohio Presidents

Speakers: Steve Conn, Ph.D., W.E. Professor of History, Miami University &

Allan M. Winkler, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, Miami University

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch and turn their break into a “knowledge is power lunch.”

Sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, American Archives Month is opportunity to remind people of the importance of preserving, cataloging and keeping accessible items that are important to our history.

The Miami University Archives, which include the Western College Memorial Archives and Oxford College Archives, recently relocated to King Library 321. It contains manuscripts, publications, photographs and artifacts capturing the history of all three institutions.

The Archives and the Walter Havighurst Special Collections, are under one roof for the first time in Miami’s history, hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Exhibit Extended, Collection Expanded

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Photograph of MAC 311, Spring 2016

We are very pleased to announce that our exhibit about the history of student broadcasting, and now, Live from Miami…, has had its run extended into the fall semester! The exhibit will now be on display until Fall Break, October 14th. If you haven’t yet had a chance to see it, be sure to stop by King Library, room 341.

And there’s more good news to come! Our digital collection, the WMUB Archives, has also been vastly expanded thanks to the hard work of Steve Beitzel and Ringo Jones in Williams Hall, who have been working to digitize many old reels of student broadcasts. The digital collection features five decades of Miami student history, so check it out!

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